Seahouses lifeboat crew called to assist injured dog

Lifeboats News Release

Seahouses lifeboat crew called to assist injured dog on rocks beside the Lifeboat Station.

At 12:22 on Friday 9 July, UK Coastguard requested the assistance of Seahouses lifeboat crew, for a dog which fallen over the pier wall onto rocks beside the Lifeboat Station. It was not considered suitable to launch the inshore lifeboat due to the dog’s location, so the crew made their way on foot over the rocks to reach the animal.

The dog was carefully lifted into the plastic lifeboat stretcher, and carried back to the lifeboat station. It appeared to have a broken leg. It was placed in the owner’s car and taken to Vets at Alnwick for treatment.

RNLI volunteers are sometimes called to assist animals. This ensures that the pet's owner or members of the public don't put themselves in danger trying to rescue the animal.

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